COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 18th annual Up on the Roof event to raise money for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute will be held on the university campus at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
The black tie affair in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union, 1739 North High St., consists of a cocktail reception and brief program followed by guests enjoying dinner and dancing throughout the night.
Event chairs are Janis and Michael Bloch, Libby and Rick Germain, Sarah and Nelson Heinrichs, and Liz and John Sokol. Tables are $6,000 for a gold table of eight patrons and $3,500 for a silver table of eight. Individual tickets are $800 for a gold patron and $475 for a silver patron, and next generation for patrons age 40 and under is $200.
Up on the Roof has raised more than $5 million to support Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the expansion of The Ohio State University Medical Center which includes a new cancer hospital.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (cancer.osu.edu) strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only seven centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials. The NCI recently rated Ohio State’s cancer program as “exceptional,” the highest rating given by NCI survey teams. As the cancer program’s 210-bed adult patient-care component, The James is a “Top Hospital” as named by the Leapfrog Group and one of the top 20 cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.